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Old 05 December 2006, 21:54   #51
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Just getting my 15' AB RIB ready. Here's a shot from the dealer's shop.

Plan to use the boat from cruising, fishing, and pulling a wake board from time to time. Located in SW Florida not 20 minutes to great access to Tampa Bay and the Gulf. Like the concept of a lightweight (aluminum hull) boat for trailering and launching. Any ideas on the best prop? Have a 11 x 14 now that pushes about 32 mph with slippage.
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Manufacturer should be able to point you in the right direction as to a prop, yamaha also has a website with performance bulletins (boats,props) generally applying to larger boats, they may have some good insight: http://www.yamaha-motor.com/outboard.../perfbull.aspx
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Old 05 December 2006, 22:04   #52
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Hey Pat, I just noticed that you had to put your "Blue" down to take this picture? You need one of these helmets...

Were you visiting Canada or is that the "import" version of "Blue"?
It was the "import" version Stoo, but it is all good, no... not good, REALLY good beer!! Always thought Labatt was a cut above the rest and I'm not just saying that, Molson too for that matter... Think you could teach our Brit friends how to wear one of those with two blues in it? Been there, done that, at Put-in-Bay though it has been some years since I wore one. Lessons learned and all that....
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Old 05 December 2006, 22:27   #53
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And to think that Labatt's Blue was named after the Winnipeg Blue Bombers football club (had to mention that, we just won't mention their record these past 20 years).
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Old 06 December 2006, 13:59   #54
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Any ideas on the best prop? Have a 11 x 14 now that pushes about 32 mph with slippage.
Prop should be chosen to hit the upper part of the manufacturers WOT rpm range with a "normal" load, with the motor trimmed out to just before ventilating.

Kind of a black art to get things "perfect", all in all, but you'll be pretty close by just doing that.


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Old 19 January 2007, 20:30   #55
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well i might as well make this thread my first appearance here at ribnet.. got my first rib in august of '05. WHAT A DAMN BLAST!!!!

as columbiachop knows, the river around here can be quite a handful current/tides and wind plus debris can really spice it up hehehe

anyway... hi to you all!

here's a couple of pics from trip up to vancouver island last year they were taken out in the nootka sound where capt cook first sailed in, beautiful scenery and some of the best people anywhere!!! me, my girl, the boat, my scout what else does a feller need!?!?

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Old 20 January 2007, 00:43   #56
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hey there Portoflongview.

just saw your post. it's good to know i'm not the only one out here with a "blow up boat".

my brother said he saw a rib running along side hwy 4. i thought it must have been a mirage.

i've only seen a couple out here, ever.

i keep my boats in skamokawa.

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Old 20 January 2007, 19:24   #57
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I don't have a picture yet but my first RIB is less than a week away from being finished. It's a Zodiac Pro 12 with the jockey console, light bar and Merc 60. It's use is to be primarily for diving in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

The dealer seems to think I may be able to take it out for a diving spin next weekend - I don't know if I or my diving buddies are more excited!!

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Old 20 January 2007, 19:57   #58
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hi there columbiachop
well i would have to say that it was probably me... yeah i've only seen a zodiac sib by stella.. no ribs 'cept for that new hurricane with the twins on back..

skamokowa huh.. i've put in at that little launch right before town... now there's a spot where the river can definately lash out at ya!!
i usually put in at the coal creek launch and show up on the rvier at stella then head down to cape horn and ride the rollers as the tide starts to rip there's also a couple of nice little beaches to pull up on and watch the big ships go by.

hey where is that little rock island that you took a pic of??

btw i guess were going to do all we can to stop that bradford landing fiasco from getting built or we're going to be seeing alot more hurricanes with 50 cals running around not to mention river closures when those ocean going nuclear bombs come upstream!!

hey bob congrats you're going to love it!
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Old 20 January 2007, 21:32   #59
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portoflongview,

that picture in front of the rock was taken in altuna, just up the road. i have friends with a house there i just take my boat from my dock up to theirs. it's pretty fun.

that LNG (liquid natural gas?) plant is gonna change alot of things around there.

bob, post pics of that zodiac pro12 when you can, i'm curious about how you like it.
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Old 21 January 2007, 01:54   #60
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yeah i knew that looked familiar.. i've been down there.. i could see the megler bridge in the back ground but i just couldn't place it.

you must have one of those houses right there by the bridge, no?

and yup liquid natural gas.. can you believe that when/if one of those ships comes up to offload that all shipping will be closed at least seven hours!?! this whole thing is crazy.
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